Brunello di Montalcino Massimo DOCG Riserva

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vintage

2016

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50 %

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

29,9 g/l

Total Acidity

5,9 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

1300

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James Suckling
annata 2016

93 Points

A firm and linear red with cherry, black berry, cedar and sandalwood. It's full and integrated with length and focus. Lovely clarity. Give it another two or three years to open and come together

Luca Gardini
annata 2016

95 Points

the Brunello dedicated to the father of the current owners, a solid Riserva dense with dark charatteristics, starting from the nose, with notes of black raspberry,officinal pepper leaf, tuoches of undergrowth and rhubarb. Mouth with sapid tannins, finish with return of undergrowth nuances.

Vinous
annata 2016

93 Points

The Brunello 2016 Riserva Massimo makes itself known with a display of peppery herbs, crushed stone and undergrowth that gives way to wild strawberries and smoke. This is polished and soothing to the senses, offering sweet spices and dark red fruits. Saline-mineral tension and fine tannins collect toward the close, creating a more grippy feel, as the 2016 Riserva finishes structured and chewy with notes of licorice and inner rose, This is aromatically very pretty today, but a few years of cellaring will be required to help soften its structural clout.Drinking 2024-2030

Wine Advocates
annata 2016

94 points

The Villa Le Prata 2016 Riserva Massimo shows power and saturated fruit with thick layers of dried blackbarry and mature plum. Those dark fruit nuances are followed by earth, dried lavender, rosemary sprig and tarry smoke. This Riserva is characterized by intense fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel and some budding evolution that has already tinged the wine's overall taste profile. You can taste the age of this Riserva and added complexity that comes with cellaring.

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vintage

2015

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

15 %

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

29,7 g/l

Total Acidity

5,8 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

1300

rates

James Suckling
annata 2015

93 Points

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vintage

2013

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

5 years in 5/7 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by  6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

28,8 g/l

Total Acidity

5,4 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

750

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James Suckling
annata 2013

93 points

Rich, spicy fruit character that's still fresh, following through to a full, round palate with lots of sweet fruit and well integrated tannins. Nice to drink now, or hold.

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vintage

2012

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

28,8 g/l

Total Acidity

5,4 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

600

rates

Vinous
annata 2012

93+ Pts

Bright ruby-red. Musky aromas of red currant, raspberry and licorice,complicated by hints of smoked meat and mocha. Rich, full and broad, but harmonious acidity nicely frames the concentrated flavors of balckberry, licorice and dark chocolate. Finishes with ripe, mouth-coating tannins and noteworthy persistence. A very good showing for this Brunello Riserva.

Drinking window: 2024-2035

James Suckling
annata 2012

94 Score

Rather brash and spicy oak aromas sit fresh over ripe dark cherries and orange peel. On the palate, there are very fluid, smooth and supple tannins in a velvety style. Has lengh and plushness. A really terrific wine. Try from 2020

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vendemmia

2010

Vitigno

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentazione

In acciaio per circa 20 giorni

Affinamento

42 months in 5 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle.  

Alcool Totale

15 %

Estratto Secco

31 g/l

Acidità Totale

5 g/l

Colore

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Profumo

Bouquet penetrante, ampio e vario 

Sapore

Asciutto, caldo, ampio e persistente.

Abbinamento Gastronomico

Arrosti, selvaggina, brasati e formaggi stagionati.

Temperatura di Servizio

18° C

Bottiglie Prodotte

600

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James Suckling
annata 2010

94 points

A soft and silky red with lots of chocolate, light coffee, dried fruit and plum character. Mushrooms,too. Full-bodied yet linear and racy. Very fine texture. Classy finish giving it drinkability with such fine tannins. Drink now or hold.

Wine Advocates
annata 2010

92 points

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Massimo is a tight and polished red wine that offers both power and enduring sense of length. The wine opens to bright fruit tones with dark cherry and dried blueberry followed by spice, tilled earth and leather. Those savory aromas at the back help to give support and density. Villa le Prata has created a Sangiovese with impressive textural fiber that should help carry it forward over the next decade.

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vintage

2007

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,50%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

28,14 g/l

Total Acidity

5,9 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

600

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Wine Spectator
annata 2007

92 points

Licorice, leather, sweet cherry and plum flavors inform this effusive red. Open at first, with refined yet tightfisted tannins emerging on the finish. Shows fine length and potential. Best from 2015 through 2027.

The "Massimo" is the selection of the best wine of the company, produced only in great vintages and in a very limited number of bottles.

Born from the desire to remember Prof. Massimo Losappio and to gather in a single bottle the most authentic atmosphere of the Montalcino area.

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Vintage

2006 Selection

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso 100%

Fermentation

In stainless steel for 20 days.

Ageing

42 months in 5 HL French oak tonneaux, followed by 6 months in bottle.  

Alcohol

14,00%

Colour

Ruby red tending to garnet.

Bouquet

Penetrating, broad and varied.

Taste

Dry, warm, large and persistent.

Dry Extract

29,5 g/l

Total Acidity

5,7 g/l

Serving Temperature

18° C

Serving Suggestions

Roast meat, game, stews, aged cheese.

Bottles Produced

600

rates

Doctor Wine
annata 2006

95 punti

Wine Enthusiast
annata 2006

94 scores

Brunello di Montalcino Massimo 2006 Selezione Massimo is a dense and concentrated Brunello that delivers dark fruit, espresso, cola, blackberry and licorice. It's a beautiful interpretation of the Montalcino territory executed with a bold, modern flair. Oak tones characterize the wine.